Thanks to all who helped make the "Coffee with the Candidates" event a smashing success despite the bone chilling temperatures.
Several candidates got upwards of 100 signatures on their petitions, the hot drinks from Sweet Sips Coffee Truck were hot and tasty, and people had a rare chance to have some social distanced engagements with candidates and other committee people.
Over $600 worth of food and other items were donated to North Hills Community Outreach and a check for $988 will be forwarded shortly to them as well in the name of the Northern Regional Democratic Alliance thanks to the candidates contributions to the event!
Finally, $341 was raised through the McCandless Democratic Committee's Basket Raffle for the our Scholarship Fund. Hint - there's a link right below here to contribute to the Scholarship Fund if you'd like to - we present the Scholarship(s) at our June meeting.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person Committee Meetings are on hold! Our Monthly Meetings are held on Zoom the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm. If you would like an invitation please use the "Send Us a Request" button below.
One of our critical functions is to host candidates at our meetings to allow committee members and interested local Democrats to meet and interact with candidates.
We will host School Board and Town Council candidates at our Monthly Meetings.
We are looking at holding some other on-line events! Watch here for announcements as well as announcements from News@mccandlessdemocrats.org .
The Northern Regional Democratic Alliance (NRDA) includes the following committees: Bradford Woods, Fox Chapel, Franklin Park, Hampton, Indiana, Marshall, McCandless, O'Hara, Ohio, Pine, Richland, Ross, Shaler, West Deer, and West View.
The NRDA hosted a series of Forums on Zoom for State and County Judicial candidates as the number of candidates will exceed our ability to host everyone at our individual committee meetings. Forums were held on January 12, 14, 18 and 20 at 7pm. Candidates who participated in each Forum are as listed to the right. Each spoke for about 5 minutes before going to Breakout Rooms for Q&A sessions. All presentations were recorded and available as audio or video through the links below. Q&A's in Breakout Rooms were not recorded.
Night 1, 1/12/21: https://youtu.be/pMamMbZBSqY
Night 2, 1/14/21: https://youtu.be/1jfZSy6tfCs
Night 3, 1/18/21: https://youtu.be/FYlKWO-JnPc
Night 4: 1/20/21: https://youtu.be/NKl-902UIpk
State Supreme Court 10 yr term - State court of last resort
Partisan election for 1 open seat
State Commonwealth Court (CW) 10 yr term - State appellate court
Partisan election for 2 open seats
Retention election of 3 incumbent judges
State Superior Court — 10 yr term - State appellate court
Partisan election for 1 open seat
Retention election for 2 incumbent judges
County Court of Common Pleas (CCP)
10 yr term — local trial courts (PA Fifth District)
Non-partisan election for open seats — 9 races expected
Retention election for incumbent judges — Unclear
Tuesday Jan. 12
Albert Veverka (CCP)
Andy Szefi (CCP)
Judge Bruce Beemer (CCP)
Brian Malkin (CCP)
Ilan Zur (CCP)
Giuseppe Rosselli (CCP)
Beth Tarasi Sinatra (CCP)
Nicola Henry-Taylor, Esq. (CCP)
Thursday Jan. 14
Sabrina Korbel (CCP)
Daniel Konieczka (CCP)
Judge Elliot Howsie (CCP)
Judge Maria McLaughlin (Supreme)
Maj. Judge Tom Caulfield (CCP)
Marc Daffner (CCP)
Chelsa Wagner (CCP)
Judge David Spurgeon (CW)
Monday Jan. 18
William Caye (CCP)
Patrick Sweeney (CCP)
Judge Lori Dumas (CW)
Zeke Rediker (CCP)
Rosemary Crawford (CCP)
Sierra Thomas Street (CW)
Lisa Middleman (CCP)
Jessel Costa (CCP)
Jill Beck (Superior)
Bryan Neft (Superior)
Ryan Kiray (CCP)
Wednesday Jan. 20
Judge Timika Lane (Superior)
Amanda Green-Hawkins (CW)
Ian Everhart (CCP)
Anthony DeLuca (CCP)
Matt Rogers (CCP)
Pauline Calabrese (CCP)
George Heym (CCP)
Mark Patrick Flaherty (CCP)
Jessica Lynch (CCP)
Sean Audley (CCP)
Wrenna Watson (CCP)
Jason J Cervone (CCP)